For more than 30 years, Island Packet has been building full-keel bluewater cruisers in a signature beige gel coat color that sets them apart in any anchorage. These boats have a reputation for strength with their solid glass hull construction, versatility of the cutter rig, and practicality due to little exterior teak and clear deck layouts. The line includes models from 36 to 48 feet with aft and center cockpit designs that enjoy a very loyal owner following. There is also a twin-cockpit motorsailer, the SP Cruiser, which has been touted for its livability. On the horizon is an upcoming model designed by Tim Jackett of Tartan Yachts fame and destined to be called the Blue Jacket 40.
The 485, provides enormous living space, enough storage to hold provisions for a circumnavigation, enough sail to speed you comfortably to your destination and the convenience of managing it all from the cockpit. From the integral bow platform to the spacious stern boarding area, the 485's deck abounds with features owners will appreciate. On deck, you'll find generous open spaces and secure hand holds, hatches and lazarettes that lead to all sorts of storage lockers, uncluttered sidedecks, a recessed foredeck and cabin top handrails for safe footing all around. You'll also find our exclusive patented SeaSafe anchor rollers that provide fully captive, low chafe guides for chain and rode for quick anchor deployment and secure storage. A very spacious aft deck and sun platform complement the remainder of the 485's very secure topsides. Below, you'll be immediately impressed by the panoramic view of the expansive main saloon, the open central area, the huge forward and aft cabins with private heads, the solid teak and oak soles throughout, the gourmet galley, the extra stateroom/office/workshop and a nav station that rivals those on much larger yachts.